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NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


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Item # NEMC5202
The ultra-lightweight (1 lb 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.
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The ultra-lightweight (minimum weight of 1 pound 15 ounces) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight they’d traditionally expect. The tent’s streamlined profile helps shed wind and water during bad weather and the full mesh canopy offers good ventilation in warmer weather.

Two large side-entry doors make entering and exiting the tent easier on the body and create convenient access for two people. Dual vestibules offer space to stow gear and better coverage from the rain. An internal storage pocket utilizes light-diffusing fabric to turn a headlamp (sold separately) into a lantern capable of illuminating the interior of the tent.

A single hubbed-pole design creates a unique architecture with free-standing support and minimized weight. NEMO has moved the front pole hub overhead which creates more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. Corner guyout points with a unique triangulated design at the “foot” of the tent can be staked-out to maximize internal space or left un-staked for weight savings.

A raised waterproof bathtub-style floor enhances performance in poor weather and also cuts down on wear-and-tear. Fully seam taped construction and the PU-coated Sil Nylon rainfly further bolster weather protection. A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water rocks and roots.

Each NEMO Hornet 2P backpacking tent includes a stuff sack, guyout cord, stakes, and a repair kit.

  • Two large side doors make entry/exit easier and provide easier gear access as well as more rain coverage
  • Includes luxury details like the Light Pockets, volumizing guy-outs and watertight compression stuff sack
  • No other 2-person freestanding tents on the market provide two doors and vestibules in the 2lb category
  • Footprint sold separately



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 2 lbs
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 5 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area 16 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.7 mm
Packed Size 19" x 5"
Number of Poles 1
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Fly: 10D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Canopy: 15D Nylon Ripstop Ripstop / No see um mesh
Floor: 15D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1500mm)
Interior Height 40"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 85" x 51"
Floor Area 28 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 8 real customer reviews)

8 Items

Easy setup
Reviewed by Guthrie F. - March 14, 2018

Likes: This tent was super easy to setup. With a 20% off coupon backcountry edge was the cheapest price around.

Dislikes: The floor material seems thin.

This thing pulsates with innovation!
Reviewed by David B. - March 10, 2018

Likes: Very lightweight, innovative stuff sack that allows you to stuff the tent down smaller, roomy for one person, it looks amazing, and it totally makes you feel a rockstar sporting this kind of thing.

Dislikes: SOOoooo delicate. I wish it came with more repair patches.

Best ultralight semi-freestanding double wall tent
Reviewed by Diego H. - October 1, 2017

Likes: Weight, interior space, compact, easy setup, great in wind with all guylines, color, high bath tub, double side doors, double vestibule, interior pockets, great ventilation.

Dislikes: No dislikes yet. Haven't tested in rain, so can't say it's waterproof.

Reviewed by mkearl - September 25, 2017

Likes: Light, fast to setup, excellent.

Dislikes: Get a foot print.

Love my new Nemo Hornet. Easy set up and roomy. And Backcountry Edge made it so easy to order.
Reviewed by Keith V. - September 2, 2017

Likes: Easy set-up

Dislikes: Nothing

nemo hornet 2p
Reviewed by Byong C. - August 30, 2017

Likes: I have tried onJohn Muir Trail last week the tents Its very light, has great door openings and is very easy to set up. I recommend it for one person.

Dislikes: none

Light as a feather
Reviewed by Andy H. - June 12, 2017

Likes: Super lightweight. When packed up in the stuff sack it is approximately the size of a 10" loaf of bread (not including poles). Two doors and vestibules are super convenient. Setup is super easy. As with many 2P tents, this is really a roomy 1P. Two campers would be super tight.

If you're looking for a lightweight option that takes up minimal space in your pack, this is your tent.

Dislikes: The lower corners by your feet and the two vestibules need to be staked in order to get full interior volume. Use caution if you are rough on your gear. Materials are designed for weight savings not durability.

Better than i hoped for
Reviewed by Ryan P. - May 31, 2017

Likes: Lightweight
Spacious for 1
Great design
High quality material
Footprint Is nicely designed
Really like the Dual staged options to bag the tent/fly seperate from the poles

Dislikes: listed as 2 person as many tents this size are but too small in my opinon to share

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